NBAA Update – June 24, 2019

In This Issue: NBAA Has Tips for Ensuring In-Flight Cybersecurity and more.

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Podcast: NBAA Has Tips for Ensuring In-Flight Cybersecurity
Though business aircraft passengers may not ask about cyber security, it’s an issue that should be top of mind for any flight department. An aircraft is an office in the sky – “it’s no different than any other satellite office and really should be treated as such,” noted Josh Wheeler, senior director, Satcom Direct. Therefore, it’s critical to be vigilant when working on an aircraft. Treat the aircraft Wi-Fi like a “zero-trust network,’ advised NBAA vice president of technology and security Todd Wormington. Learn more about cybersecurity.

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Workforce Development in Focus at NBAA Local & Regional Group Roundtable
Leaders from about 60 regional business aviation groups recently met to discuss workforce development, among the industry’s most pressing issues. All agreed more must be done to increase awareness about industry career opportunities. “Many students have not yet been exposed to the careers waiting for them in business aviation,” said Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA vice president, educational strategy and workforce development. Read more about the roundtable.

NBAA-BACE Registration Now Open
The 2019 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will bring together more than 23,000 attendees for the largest business aviation event in the world. If you are an aircraft owner or considering using an aircraft for business; a flight department team member; a manufacturer or service provider; or a student considering this career path, you need to be there in person to experience the industry’s three most exciting days. Save the date to join us in Las Vegas, Oct. 22-24.

4 Months until BACE2019

Take NBAA’s Leadership and Personnel Retention Survey
As the business aviation industry seeks to better understand the factors impacting workforce trends, NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee is asking members to take a brief, confidential survey to gather information. Published survey results will only reflect the entirety of the data, not individuals or companies.

Video: Rep. Sam Graves Highlights Business Aviation’s Importance
In a recent interview with NBC affiliate Channel 21 KNPG-TV in St. Joseph, MO., Rep. Sam Graves (R-6-MO) highlights some of the economic benefits of business aviation, such as significant economic impact and job creation. The industry, he said, has an economic impact of $219 billion and helps employ 1.1 million workers across the country.

NBAA Thanks Bob Quinn, Retiring Central Region Representative
NBAA last week thanked retiring Central Regional Representative Bob Quinn for 13 years of service on behalf of members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Quinn’s last day with NBAA is June 30. “Bob’s networking skills have been highly effective in bringing a variety of interests together and in facilitating successful programs and partnerships,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

NBAA Offers On-Demand Education
The association launched a new on-demand education platform that enables NBAA members to fully engage in virtual education from the convenience of their own workspaces. This will be the place for business aviation professionals to gain the knowledge they need to continue to ascend in their careers. In most cases, CAM initial and recertification credit can be earned for available education offerings.

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Small Operators’ Big Approach to Safety

Today’s single-pilot operators and small flight departments often find themselves performing many of the same missions as much larger operators, requiring the same level of attention to detail and planning done by organizations with the benefit of dedicated dispatchers and other personnel. Read more in Business Aviation Insider.

@Jet_ssica - The 2019 @NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee - Regional Leadership Roundtable is in the history books! Thanks to the NTBAA for hosting - all attendees left with lots of great takeaways and info from this event!